Exhalation by Ted Chiang
Exhalation is a science fiction short story by Ted Chiang that tells the tale of a world totally unlike Earth where mechanical men use the gas argon as air, replacing their lung tanks daily from an underground well. Exhalation won both the 2009 British Science Fiction Association Award for best story and the 2009 Locus Award for the best short story.
Armored lung image via: http://www.viaframe.de/?lens_portfolio=armor
November 15, 2016
Allegory or no?
A great little story (allegory?), told from the viewpoint of a robot. It is but another such story about the search for who we are and where we came from.
It is exciting times and the synchronicity is affirming it.